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Indian Cultural Association hosts Rasoi on West Mall

Faith Ann Ruszkowski February 4, 2016

Tempted by the smells of pakora, naan and samosas, Indian and non-Indian students alike gobbled down South Asian cuisine sold by the UT Indian Cultural Association on the West Mall on Wednesday. The...


‘Fall for Dance’ theatre collaboration to please dance fans

Faith Ann Ruszkowski November 29, 2012

Dancers emerge from trash bags like inner-city alley cats as part of the modern dance piece “Terminal Static,” the third work of Dance Repertory Theatre’s performance “Fall for...


OneMillionBones project raises genocide awareness through art on South Mall

Faith Ann Ruszkowski November 12, 2012

UT students and their collaborators will lie 6,500 to 7,000 clay bones on the grass of the South Mall Tuesday. The area usually populated by students studying in the sun will be transformed into a symbolic...

Korean pop culture increasingly popular in U.S.

Faith Ann Ruszkowski November 8, 2012

When the Korean song “Gangnam Style” debuted this July with the memorable chorus “Hey, Sexy Lady!” it became a worldwide phenomenon amassing more than 668 million views on YouTube....


Adult trick-or-treaters sexualize childhood characters for Halloween

Faith Ann Ruszkowski October 29, 2012

Big Bird has now joined the ranks of Disney Princesses, nurses and pirates; he has been made into a “sexy Halloween costume” for women. After Mitt Romney notably remarked in the first presidential...


Bill Cosby sure to deliver at UT visit, audience reception uncertain

Faith Ann Ruszkowski October 26, 2012

When Bill Cosby returns to the UT stage Sunday night, his reputation will precede him. The legendary comedian has been to UT many times. He has a UT sweater. He has UT socks. He is an honorary member of...


D’Amour, Davis explore human perspectives in ‘The Cataract’

Faith Ann Ruszkowski October 19, 2012

The word “cataract” has a double meaning. The first, more common meaning refers to a degenerative eye disease that causes clouding of the eye. The second, lesser known definition of “cataract”...


“Blue Like Jazz” showing with director Steve Taylor benefits Students for Clean Water

Faith Ann Ruszkowski October 8, 2012

When the average American is noisily guzzling down water, sugary drinks and other carbonated beverages in a dark theater while watching a great movie, it is relatively safe to assume they are not questioning...


Ballet Austin reimagines ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

Faith Ann Ruszkowski October 2, 2012

“The Taming of the Shrew” is not a show a ballet company would typically produce — for one, there are no princes turning into enormous nutcrackers or maidens turning into swans. Although...


Faith Ann Ruszkowski September 27, 2012

As far as theme parks go, not many specialize in the art of alligator wrestling. However, Swamplandia!, the theme park featured in Karen Russell’s fiction novel by the same name, defies the traditional...


Mustache trend grows to epic proportions

Faith Ann Ruszkowski September 19, 2012

Mustaches are growing on everyone, whether it be on their faces or in their wardrobes. Francesca’s, a national retail boutique with three stores in Austin, recently started selling mustache iPhone...


Monologue criticizing Apple comes to Texas

Faith Ann Ruszkowski September 13, 2012

In 2011, Steve Jobs’ death made news around the world. In the spring of 2012, his name was back in the headlines, this time in a theater production. Mike Daisey’s monologue “The Agony...

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